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matt602 Dec 30, 2014 12:37 AM

I'm gonna guess very late 50's to early 60's since the street is one-way but there aren't any expropriations done yet for Jackson Square (I think that started in the early 1970's). There's also a union jack flying on a building which probably didn't happen much after the 50's.

CaptainKirk Dec 31, 2014 2:39 AM

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Hamilton Centre Bowl in 1963. After it closed in 1968 the building was used as Centre Twin Theatre and bingo hall and after demolishing last year, the site is now occupied by a Wal Mart.

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CaptainKirk Dec 31, 2014 2:00 PM

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Dr Awesomesauce Dec 31, 2014 2:05 PM

^Mid-80s I'd guess. The old Bank of Commerce down and the new one in the works. Great shot.

matt602 Dec 31, 2014 6:41 PM

Man Gore Park was a mess back then.

Dr Awesomesauce Dec 31, 2014 11:03 PM

Yeah...seems they can never figure it out. It's still in a state of flux.

CaptainKirk Jan 2, 2015 4:37 AM

1950

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CaptainKirk Jan 3, 2015 5:29 PM

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The Alexandra Roller Rink - James Street South near Bold Street - opened December 25, 1906 - closed April 30, 1964 and later demolished to make way for the Undermount Office Complex and current Chateau Royale condominiums

CaptainKirk Jan 3, 2015 9:13 PM

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John Street South and Augusta. currently a Pub and music venue on the main level. It was the Ballantine and brothers grocery store ca 1890


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Dr Awesomesauce Jan 4, 2015 12:13 PM

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That's a tremendous photo for so many reasons.

The Gore Jan 4, 2015 9:48 PM

The old Bank of Hamilton/Bank of Commerce building on left was such a great looking building. It's too bad they weren't able to keep it and incorporate a joined glass tower behind it.

CaptainKirk Jan 4, 2015 10:57 PM

York 1962

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CaptainKirk Jan 6, 2015 4:28 AM

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Hamilton Harbour circa 1900. Image looks east onto Hamilton Harbour with Desjardins Canal on the left.

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CaptainKirk Jan 7, 2015 2:31 AM

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The Hamilton Spectator Building, King Street East between John and Catharine 1920s or 30s.

For those that were wondering, yes there were more than one F. W. Woolworth Co. and Laura Secord stores downtown.
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movingtohamilton Jan 7, 2015 3:09 AM

^ Interesting that Hamilton had a kosher deli. This is a great image of the guy taking a break.

matt602 Jan 7, 2015 3:35 AM

It's sad that the Spectator building lost a lot of it's original architectural details. I bet the inside of it is still amazing though.

davidcappi Jan 7, 2015 10:07 AM

I know the Spec building is set to be restored. With some hard work, it could be made into something really beautiful. I'd love to see a modern take. Lord knows we're missing some modern downtown

coalminecanary Jan 7, 2015 2:00 PM

THe spec should have bought this building and moved their newsroom back in. production and circulation could stay at that prison on frid. could have rented the office space at frid at profit to someone who needs highway visibility. their content generation should be happening from the heard of downtown not from the side of a highway ramp. they should also have small offices with dedicated reporters in all of the original (now amalgamated) communities. in my humble opinion ;-)

LikeHamilton Jan 7, 2015 5:00 PM

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Originally Posted by matt602 (Post 6865838)
It's sad that the Spectator building lost a lot of it's original architectural details. I bet the inside of it is still amazing though.

I have been in it and there is nothing left. The building has been gutted and trashed by various short term tenants and clubs.

davidcappi Jan 8, 2015 12:12 AM

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I have been in it and there is nothing left. The building has been gutted and trashed by various short term tenants and clubs.
Perfect for a new and modern take ;)


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